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NACC Awards $2,000 in Scholarships

scholarship-winners-and-chairman-2012Abigail Adams (wife of John Adams) once said, “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.” On Wednesday, June 13, 2012, the North Akron Chamber of Commerce congratulated the following fine young adults on pursuing this scholarship reward. They were truly deserving. This year was unique, in that all three applicants who applied received an award. This year, these winners each from different school systems and backgrounds.

Kaytlyn Tackett accepting 2012 NACC Scholarship award

Kaytlyn Tackett accepting award

Our first winner was Kaytlyn Tackett, daughter of our very own Reverend Todd Tackett and Becky Tackett. She will be attending Ashland University or Stark State College to begin her career as an English Teacher, and will be awarded a $500 scholarship today. She is hailed as a leader, and young woman of integrity by her references. She is a journalist, and contributed to the Tallmadge High School newspaper as writer, business manager and managing editor, and also yearbook as business manager. Not just a member of her high school basketball team, she also served as an officer in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. A very active young lady, she was also a part of the Pep Club, Principal’s Focus group, a co-chair in Leadership in Action, a Senior Class Cabinet Member, and secretary in her youth group.

Gabrielle Anderson accepting 2012 NACC Scholarship award

Gabrielle Anderson accepting award

Gabrielle Anderson, daughter of Matthew and Jessica Anderson, sponsored by her grandfather, Charlie Ault of Summit Moving and Storage also won a $500 scholarship for her efforts this year. She will be attending Kent State University in the Fall to study Secondary Education. A graduate of the Springfield School System, she is a part of the Northwest Church Youth Group and plays Softball. She is a 2 year member of the National Honor Society, and served as a historian for one of those years. She also served in Haronomo, vice President in French Club, and the Freshman Mentor program. On top of all this, she has held a part time job at Arby’s to save money for her education.

Adam Beckwith accepting award

Adam Beckwith accepting award

Son of Bruce and Janette Beckwith (Beckwith Heating and Cooling), Adam Beckwith was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to continue his studies at Stark State College in the Heating and Cooling sciences. This young man has worked hard over the past year to make a difference in the community. To quote one of his references, “as a volunteer to this community, serving non-profit organizations, his attributes are overwhelmingly impressive and far too many to mention.” He is active in his church’s blessed Trinity Youth group, and has served in Destination Imagination, Spotlights, Dramas, Band, and Robotics Club. In his youth group, he helped plan, organize and carry out youth retreats. He leads his youth group in working with the Salvation Army, Red Cross, Soup Kitchens, Senior Citizen’s homes, and clean up days. He spends his winters removing snow from driveways an sidewalks of the elderly for free. Most notably, he worked in a missions trip to Kentucky and “Heat the Town” where he volunteered his time to help heating contractors service furnaces for those less fortunate in summit county.

 

NACC President Lt. Jerry Hughes opens the meeting

NACC President Lt. Jerry Hughes opens the meeting

 

John Valle, City of Akron, speaks

John Valle, City of Akron, speaks about North Hill


 

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